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Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award

Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre

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Film Mayo is delighted to announce the second recipient of the Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Bursary

“It’s been a really big year for me in Film and I’m delighted to have the year topped off with this award and the support of Film Mayo.” Alan Mulligan, recipient of the second Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Bursary.

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Writer/Filmmaker Kevin Toolis upcoming Mayo Talks

Kevin Toolis is a writer and filmmaker. His latest book My Father’s Wake: How the Irish Teach us to Live, Love and Die has just been published and is available in all local bookshops. 

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Presentation and Mentoring with Screenwriter Eugene O'Brien in Castlebar. 9th of Dec

Screenwriter Eugene O Brien (of Pure Mule & Eden fame) is one of the writers giving a screenwriting presentation and short mentoring opportunities in Mayo on Saturday 9th of December.

This free event is aimed at Mayo writers and is provided by Film Mayo and Mayo Arts Service. Booking is required for attending the presentation and mentoring availability is by a submission process which closes Thursday 30th of November.

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Documentary Ted's Adventure: Mayo to Peru plays the Linenhall Arts Centre tonight

Ted's Adventure: Mayo to Peru is a documentary that tells the incredible story of the Irish tourist who became a ‘Porter’ on the world’s most famous tourist trail. Castlebar native Jarlath McHale became the first non-Peruvian to walk the trail as a worker.  The documenaty screens in the Linenhall Arts Centre tonight (Thursday 9th November) at 8pm.

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Development Manager for the WRAP Fund closes December 14

Applications for the prestigious position of Development Manager for the WRAP Fund are currently being accepted. The Western Regional Audiovisual Producer’s Fund (The WRAP Fund) is a financial mechanism to promote job creation in the region and to assist creative producers in the sector to overcome the challenges of operating in a highly competitive industry. The WRAP Fund will support enterprise growth in the following four sub sectors in the creative industry:

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Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Closes November 6th

Film Mayo is offering a special bursary award to filmmakers born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan. Workspaces, board and lodging expenses will be provided for in the award.  Applicants should show significant achievement in their field or demonstrate a high degree of promise. Applications are assessed by an independent expert selection board (appointed by Mayo County Council).

Deadline: 6th November 2017

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New €2m film fund will encourage film, TV and game industry in the West of Ireland

The Western Region Audiovisual Producer’s Fund or WRAP Fund is an initiative of the Western Development Commission and Galway Film Centre in association with the local authorities in Clare, Donegal, Galway City, Galway County, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

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Achill Born Documentary Maker's Documentary on TG4

Ag Trasnú an Atlantaigh Dhuibh (Crossing the Black Atlantic) will be broadcast on TG4 tomorrow night Wednesday the 18th of October at 9.30pm. Directed by Des Kilbane and Andrew Gallimore, the documentary is an action-packed narrative laced with southern belles, fights to the death and tales of debauchery and destitution all seen through the eyes of a compelling but tragic character.  Documentary maker, Des Kilbane, is originally from Achill Island.  The documentary had its world premiere early this year at the Galway Film Fleadh.

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